Sanderson Smith's Writings

 1. WHAT IS MATHEMATICS? 2. THE MATHEMATICIAN LEWIS CARROLL 3. THE INCONCEIVABLE INN 4. BATTLE HYMN OF MATHEMATICS LEARNERS 5. VOTING PROCESS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE 6. STATISTICAL ERRORS (TYPE I, TYPE II, POWER) 7. BASEBALL: WHEN YOU CAN WIN BY LOSING 8. A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR HERKIMER 9. THOUGHTS ABOUT THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS EXAM 10. SIMPSON'S PARADOX: A SIMPLE EXAMPLE 11. CONSTRUCTING BAR CHARTS WITH EXCEL 98 12. DECCO: A CALIFORNIA LOTTERY GAME 13. FEAR OF THE NUMBER 13 14. MATH COMMUNICATION: A NOTE TO SECOND-YEAR ALGEBRA STUDENTS 15. KENO... A MONEY-MAKING GAME FOR THE CASINO 16. FRENCH MATHEMATICIANS 17. CRAPS... A CASINO GAME OF PURE CHANCE 18. ROULETTE... A FUN CASINO GAME, BUT YOU WON'T GET RICH PLAYING IT 19. GAMBLING WITH DICE: A BEGINNING! 20. FLIPPING A COIN (# HEADS VS. # TAILS) 21. 20-SPOT KENO...LOOKS ENTICING 22. DOUBLE UP...CASINO GAME CONSTRUCTED BY BETH, JAMAH, AND BILLY 23. TWO DICE LUBER...CASINO GAME CONSTRUCTED BY BRAD, EMILY, ANNE, AND AARON 24. RED DI...CASINO GAME CONSTRUCTED BY VIRGINIA, ETHAN, AND ALEXA 25. PROPERTIES OF VARIANCES & MEANS FOR TWO INDEPENDENT RANDOM VARIABLES 26. BAYES' THEOREM...A SIMPLE EXAMPLE 27. TENNIS DILEMMA...A CUTE PROBABILITY PROBLEM 28. SPADES...A STUDENT-INVENTED CASINO CARD GAME 29. THREE-DICE GAME...A STUDENT-INVENTED CASINO GAME. 30. THE BINOMIAL SETTING 31. GEOMETRIC SETTING EXAMPLE 32. COIN FLIPPING: A BINOMIAL EXPERIENCE 33. AVERAGES CAN BE MISLEADING (MINI-PROJECT BY AARON) 34. THE MULTIPLICATION PRINCIPLE (MINI-PROJECT BY BETH) 35. EXAMPLE OF SIMPSON'S PARADOX (MINI-PROJECT BY EMILY) 36. POLLS AND BIAS (MINI-PROJECT BY ETHAN) 37. BINOMIAL VS. NORMAL...A NOTE TO STUDENTS 38. NOTES ON INFERENCE: A NOTE TO STUDENTS 39. THE BINOMIAL SETTING (MINI-PROJECT BY ANNE) 40. THE GEOMETRIC SETTING (MINI-PROJECT BY BRAD) 41. EXAMPLE OF BIASED POLL (MINI-PROJECT BY BILLY) 42. THE CREDIT CARD TRAP 43. STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE (A NOTE TO STUDENTS) 44. CARELESS USE OF STATISTICS: AN EXAMPLE 45. INFERENCE FOR SLOPE OF REGRESSION LINE AND READING COMPUTER PRINTOUTS 46. KEY STATISTICAL WORDS AND PHRASES 47. NOTE TO ALGEBRA II STUDENTS ON SYSTEMS 48. AP STAT THOUGHTS (JUST BEFORE AP EXAM) 49. A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF CALIFORNIA'S SUPER LOTTO PLUS 50. COMMON STUDENT MISTAKES ON THE 2000 AP STATISTICS EXAM (REPORT BY DIANN RESNICK) 51. UNBIASED ESTIMATORS 52. MATH POWER USED IN FICTIONAL DISCRIMINATION SITUATION 53. SOPHISTICATED PROBABILITY WITH SIMPLE DICE GAME 54. VARIANCES AND MEANS CAN ADD (BUT STANDARD DEVIATIONS CAN'T) 55. QUESTIONS RELATED TO SAMPLING FROM A 35% YES POPULATION 56. SAMPLE SIZE NEEDED FOR SPECIFIED MARGIN OF ERROR 57. SOMETIMES A CONFIDENCE INTERVAL MAKES NO SENSE 58. TALK DELIVERED AT BEVO FRANCIS INVITATIONAL, UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE, NOV. 18, 2000 59. RUDOLPH THE STATISTICIAN (A CHRISTMAS SONG) 60. COMPOSITION OF FUNCTIONS: A FINANCIAL EXAMPLE 61. CONCEPT OF INVERSE FUNCTION AND FINANCE 62. INVERSE FUNCTIONS AND FINANCE 63. A FEW WORDS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE (A PROBABILITY PROBLEM) 64. NOTES RELATING TO BASIC TRIGONOMETRY 65. THOUGHTS ON FRIENDSHIP (ELEANOR ROOSEVELT) 66. MATCHED PAIRS T PROCEDURE (2001 AP STATISTICS EXAM, #5) 67. PROBLEM INVOLVING OUTLIERS (2001 AP STATISTICS EXAM, #1) 68. INFERENCE ON SLOPE OF REGRESSION LINE (2001 AP STATISTICS EXAM, #6) 69. COMMON STUDENT MISTAKES ON 2001 AP STATISTICS EXAM (PREPARED BY DIANN RESNICK) 70. THE ALGEBRA OF LOANS 71. AN INTERESTING PRIME NUMBER PROBLEM 72. HYPOTHESIS TESTING EXAMPLES USING NORMAL DISTRIBUTION 73. HYPOTHESIS TESTING (PROPORTIONS) 74. FOUR HYPOTHESIS TESTING SITUATIONS 75. QUESTION FROM PARENT INVOLVING SUPERLOTTO PLUS 76. CHRISTMAS SEASON PUZZLE 77. DEGREES OF FREEDOM (INFORMAL PRESENTATION) 78. INFERENCE EXAMPLE USING t DISTRIBUTION (ONE-SAMPLE PROCEDURE) 79. MATCHED PAIRS t PROCEDURE (AN EXAMPLE) 80. PROBABILITY AND BRIDGE...VERY SIMPLE EXAMPLE 81. POKER PROBABILITIES (FIVE CARD HANDS) 82. PROBABILITY PROBLEM (A REAL SITUATION) 83. COMMON MISTAKES ON THE 2002 AP STATISTICS EXAMINATION (PREPARED BY DIANN RESNICK) 84. STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE : NON-AP STUDENTS 85. SHORTER SERIES FAVORS WEAKER TEAMS 86. NUMBER PUZZLE SENT BY PARENT (MATH POWER SOLVES IT) 87. Z-SCORES: WHAT ARE THEY? 88. MONEY A STUDENT OWES ME

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